No. 1 Wake Forest outlasts No. 5 LSU; Tigers face Vols in elimination game
OMAHA, Neb. (WAFB) - The top two teams in all of college baseball faced off in the College World Series on Monday, June 19, featuring No. 1 Wake Forest vs. No. 5 LSU, the only two teams to be ranked No. 1 this season.
The top-ranked Demon Deacons took down the Tigers, 3-2. LSU will face Tennessee in an elimination game on Tuesday, June 20.
Ty Floyd got the start on the mound for the Tigers and was brilliant through the first five innings, striking out a season-high 10 batters, walking four, and allowing two runs on two hits.
LSU got on the board first in the top of the third inning as Tommy White picked up an RBI single to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Tre’ Morgan followed with an RBI triple to make it 2-0.
With the Tigers holding on to a 2-0 lead, Floyd got into trouble in the sixth inning as he walked three straight to load the bases. Thatcher Hurd entered the game to relieve Floyd. The Demon Deacons were able to score one run on a single up the middle and another on a groundout to tie it at 2-2.
In the top of the eighth inning, Morgan got things going with a leadoff double. He was followed by Hayden Traviniski reaching first base on a fielder’s choice, which advanced Morgan to third. However, the Tigers got nothing in the inning as Morgan was gunned down at the plate on a hard-hit ball to third base, and then Gavin Dugas ended the inning on a double play.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Wake Forest took the lead on an RBI single from Bennett Lee that scored Danny Corona from second to make it 3-2.
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